What We Do


Every day, Central Union Mission strives to demonstrate Christ's love and compassion by offering physical, emotional and spiritual services to people in need.

For more than 135 years, Central Union Mission has been a leader in serving people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington, DC. Compelled by our Christian faith, the Mission was initially founded with the goal of serving homeless veterans of the Civil War. Over time, our work has grown substantially to serve men, women and children in need in our nation’s capital. Today, we remain 100 percent privately-funded and operate four facilities that provide a world-class platform to achieve long-term, sustainable and systemic change in the lives of the people we serve, while daily meeting the immediate needs of the chronically homeless and those at-risk of homelessness and poverty.

    Men's Ministry Programs

    Men's Ministry Programs

    Renewing hope, restoring family relationships and returning once-broken men to productive lives.

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    Family Programs

    Family Programs

    Serving poor and low-income families with food, clothing and compassionate care.

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    Community Services

    Community Services

    Central Union Mission’s calendar is full of activities for helping people in need. Please check here for ways to get help for your family—or for how to volunteer to help others.

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